Today the subject of my text is a little bit different. It is still a historical event but also connected with science fiction by ones, and truth keep in secret by others. I am talking about famous Roswell incident that happened on this day 1947. Well how to get even started with this event :).
First I will write just pure facts that are known, and than add my comment.
The Roswell UFO incident took place in the U.S. in early July 1947, when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Explanations of what took place are based on both official and unofficial communications. Although the crash is attributed to a secret U.S. military Air Force surveillance balloon by the U.S. government, the most famous explanation of what occurred is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life. Since the late 1970s, the Roswell incident has been the subject of much controversy, and conspiracy theories have arisen about the event.
Subsequently the incident faded from the attention of UFO researchers for over 30 years. In 1978, physicist and ufologist Stanton T. Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel who was involved with the original recovery of the debris in 1947. Marcel expressed his belief that the military covered up the recovery of an alien spacecraft.
Over the years, books, articles, television specials, and a made-for-TV movie brought the 1947 incident significant notoriety. By the mid-1990s, public polls such as a 1997 CNN/Time poll, revealed that the majority of people interviewed believed that aliens had indeed visited Earth, and that aliens had landed at Roswell, but that all the relevant information was being kept secret by the US government.
The first book on the Roswell UFO incident was The Roswell Incident (1980) by Charles Berlitz and William Moore. The authors claimed to have interviewed over ninety witnesses.
In 1992 a Crash at Corona, was published. Written by Friedman and Don Berliner, it suggested a high-level cover-up of a UFO recovery, based on documents which were anonymously dropped off at a UFO researcher’s house in 1984. The documents were purported to be 1952 briefing papers for incoming president Dwight Eisenhower, describing a high-level government agency whose purpose was to investigate aliens recovered at Roswell and to keep such information hidden from public view.
American journalist Annie Jacobsen’s Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base (2011), based on interviews with scientists and engineers who worked in Area 51, dismisses the alien story. It suggested that Josef Mengele, a German officer and a physician in Auschwitz, was recruited by the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to produce child-size aviators to be remotely piloted and landed in America in order to cause hysteria. The aircraft, however, crashed and the incident was hushed up by the Americans. Jacobsen wrote that the bodies found at the crash site were children around 12 years old with large heads and abnormally-shaped, over-sized eyes. They were neither aliens nor consenting airmen, but human guinea pigs. The book was criticized for extensive errors by scientists from the Federation of American Scientists.
This incident, and the place it self, became very big part of popular culture. I mean everybody knows about Roswell and Area 51. There are bunch of movies and books, lot of people are still roaming around to find some evidence of aliens.
So what to tell? By my opinion there is something in the space maybe some form of life, but this famous incident I do not connect with aliens or visitors. Area 51 is top secret military base and it is normal for that kind of facilities to be very mystical and, well just secret.
I would like to hear your opinion about Roswell and aliens. Do you think that was really a ship from the space that crashed that day? Do you believe in aliens? If you do, what do you think they look like, are they friendly like E.T. or more like Predator? Share your thoughts 🙂
Thank you all for reading..
Have a great 07.07.2014